Stay Connected!

Communication is vital to maintain relationships with friends, family, colleagues etc.  How often do we consider communication with our Self? This is not in reference to the ego self that engages in self-talk, often negative or judgemental, always comparing this or that.  Instead this is about staying connected with our innermost and sacred aspect, the … More Stay Connected!

Relax Deeply

Take a break and relax!  Life is so busy, that we often need to take the time to consciously relax our bodies in all aspects – physical, emotional and mental.  Let’s take a break, take a breath and relax.  Enjoy! Downloadable Podcast:  Relax Deeply

Listen Deeply

  Let us pause, relax and listen deeply to the moment. Experience the sounds and scents around you. Feel the clothing on your skin, notice the skin as a meeting place between your body and the outer environment. Notice the air around you which stretches into space far beyond the room in which you sit.  … More Listen Deeply

Deny not the Earth

Our beautiful earth – our glorious home. The tendency is to forget our intimate connection with this planet.  Our bodies mirror that of the earth, from the rivers of water that flow through our bodies of blood, lymph and urine to the mountains of our bones, the air in our lungs, and the fire in … More Deny not the Earth

Be Amazed

  When I saw this photo of a woman turning in what appears to be amazement at the beautiful sunset, an in-breath and the words “Oh my!” escaped my lips.  Bringing attention to the beauty around us centers us in the present moment.  As I write this, a hummingbird just hovered in front of me, … More Be Amazed

Put Your Glow On!

Some days we feel happy and all is right with the world. Some days… well not so much. But acting as if on those tough days will bring about your ability to shine, to glow to bring your light into the world.  It will affect you on every level – including your physiology  and your … More Put Your Glow On!

Shifting Landscapes

  Shifting landscapes that we witness occurring through volcanos, earthquakes, hurricanes, drought, tornadoes etc., can be a metaphor for the shifting of our own internal landscape. In this powerful photo taken by Mandy Beerly in Hawaii, we see the awesome beauty, power and destruction of nature at work.  The waves, lava, and steam eat away … More Shifting Landscapes

Rest in Light

Light composes and pervades all that is, from the stars to the very cells of our bodies. It carries information, and nudges our potential. Light nourishes and sustains us, body and soul. Sunlight stimulates vitamin D production in the body which supports our physiology. A sunny day like a sunny smile can bring peace and … More Rest in Light

Reciprocity

Today’s meditation is at once simple and profound. We sit, align, give and receive.  It is about reciprocity. We align within ourselves and with all that is.  We contribute by giving of ourselves, our light and goodness, and at the same time we open to receive all that is of light and goodness.   Giving, receiving, … More Reciprocity

Flowing Free

There is so much light, breath and spirit available to us every moment.  As we clear away the obstacles to this flow, we open to the world of potency, potential and possibility.  Some refer to it as the quantum field, the field of buddhi, infinite mind, or big mind.  Whatever name you chose to use, … More Flowing Free

Clear Light

We truly don’t see the world as it is, we see it as we are, through our filters. Have you noticed that when your mind is distracted or you are emotionally upset that clarity tends to be elusive? A pure sheet of glass allows 100% of the light to flow through it.  Imperfections will alter the … More Clear Light

Who is Driving?

Have you ever driven down a road for many miles and all of a sudden you realize that you had traveled much further than you thought, without registering that fact? That is actually a good thing though it can be momentarily jarring. The unconscious mind is so much more aware of our surroundings and able … More Who is Driving?

From Roots to Stars

A strong foundation gives us the roots from which to grow.  This stability does not always begin with family, but it does begin from within.  Instead of noticing the amazing and unique qualities and skill sets with which we are naturally endowed, we often turn to a sense of incompleteness, not good enough or a … More From Roots to Stars

Quiet Time

Quiet Time – Give yourself the gift of space and time to really settle, let the body relax, the emotions quiet, and the mind become still.  When we temporarily invite ourselves to unplug from family, work, responsibility concerns, and environmental noise, and move into this settled space, the mind is awake and alert and yet quiet … More Quiet Time

Be Your Self

A beautiful quote from Hermann Hesse: “You were made to be yourselves. You were made to enrich the world with a sound, a tone, a shadow… In each one of you there is a hidden being, still in the deep sleep of childhood. Bring it to life! In each one of you there is a … More Be Your Self

Off Balance?

  Do you ever feel off balance, out of whack, not quite right in your body, mind or emotions?  This of course happens to all of us.  The cairn in this picture can represent the many aspects of the self and of life.  The parts can be smooth, beautiful, jagged, rough, just the right piece … More Off Balance?

Happiness is….

You may remember the song from ‘Charlie Brown’:  “Happiness is two kinds of ice-cream, finding your skate key….”.  So often we strive for the elusive sense happiness, for more, better, bigger because that will make us happy.  Well, we probably know from experience, and research is confirming, that the continual striving for happiness really doesn’t … More Happiness is….

What’s the Buzz?

What’s the Buzz?   Sometimes we think that meditation should be about relaxing, letting the mind go, releasing tension and escaping from everyday stress and worries.  Yes, we do want to release tension and worry, and yet remain totally awake, aware, and present while maintaining our focus and opening to the higher wisdom and direction … More What’s the Buzz?

Gratitude For…

Reflecting on the gifts of this precious human life brings us into awareness, into presence. Gratitude for nature which sustains and humbles.  Gratitude for the human body which allows us to see, hear, and touch all that is within our awareness, even the unseen, untouchable, and seemingly unknowable. With gratitude, we can hold it all in our … More Gratitude For…

Earthly Radiance

This stunning picture from the International Space Station reminds us of the inherent and constant radiance of our mother earth.  It’s easy to forget that she sustains us not only by providing all the elements that compose our bodies, and those of the mineral, plant, and animal kingdoms, but also with her light.  As stewards … More Earthly Radiance

One with the Light of the Sun

  The sun is always shining, whether we can see it or not.  We invite the awareness and experience of the sun in-forming us with its radiance, meeting our internal radiance and creating more light.  We radiate this light to the world!   Downloadable Podcast:  One with the Light of the Sun

Be Yourself!

    In these times of incredible social media influence, it can be challenging to be who you are.  We are inundated with advertising on how we should look, the clothes we should wear, the cars we should drive, how we should speak and behave.  This can lead to feelings of shame, or not feeling … More Be Yourself!

Whispers on the Wind

Still, alert, quiet, beautiful – all of these qualities can be found in nature.  Sometimes the silence can be almost deafening.  The air may quickly change from stillness to a gentle fluttering heard through the leaves, to the howling, tree-bending gusts of a storm.  Generally, we don’t hear the movement of air until it hits … More Whispers on the Wind

Dappled Light

Nature often offers us an accurate reflection of our inner and outer states.  While walking in nature today, I remembered a time when my daughter was first introduced to and became enamored with the phrase “dappled sunlight”. It was as if the word tickled her with joy, just as the light seemed to tickle the … More Dappled Light

Together we are Better

Life encourages the development of the self – both the personal ego and the higher aspects of Self.  This is done mostly through relationship. Together with family, friends and strangers, we are offered opportunity after opportunity to bring our better self forward. Relationships, as we all know, are not always easy, but it is through relationship that … More Together we are Better

Shifting Landscapes

Shifting landscapes that we witness occurring through volcanos, earthquakes, hurricanes, drought, tornadoes etc., can be a metaphor for the shifting of our own internal landscape. In this powerful photo taken by Mandy Beerly in Hawaii, we see the awesome beauty, power and destruction of nature at work.  The waves, lava, and steam eat away at … More Shifting Landscapes

Light and Shadow

Light and shadow are two seemingly opposing characteristics.  Our tendency is to embrace and emulate the light, while judging, shaming and denying the shadow aspect.  Do we deny night and day, masculine and feminine, hot and cold, happy and sad?  Of course not, they are essential aspects of our livingness, as are our light and … More Light and Shadow

Change-ability

The physical universe is composed of matter and energy which are two sides of the same coin, simply expressing different levels of vibration.  We are made of matter and energy and continuously express many levels of vibratory substance – solids, liquids, gases, and even our emotions and thoughts express different vibrational patterns.  With awareness, we … More Change-ability

Penetrating Warmth

  “All the energy which we take into our bodies is derived from the sun” – Albert Szent-Gyorgi, biochemist. Life energy is called by many names including prana, chi, ki, life force, and bio-energy to name a few.  We receive this energy through the skin, the breath and through particular energy points in the body. … More Penetrating Warmth